Many injuries sustained as a result of an accident at a construction site typically begin with a physician’s initial diagnosis of a sprain or strain. These minor injuries, however, may worsen and require further medical treatment and tests by other physicians.
Spinal Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents
Injuries sustained as a result of an accident at work in the construction industry may initially be diagnosed as a sprain or strain affecting the neck or back. These injuries, however, may actually be a herniated or bulging disc in the neck or back. These medical conditions require surgery and/or long-term pain management.
A diagnosis of a herniated or bulging disc in the neck or back could result in the physician’s prescription for permanent work restrictions. This could impact the injured worker’s ability to continue working in the construction industry.
Shoulder Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents
Falls, faulty equipment, repetitive motions and overexertion are common causes of construction shoulder injuries. These injuries suffered by construction workers typically vary in severity from minor strains to complete impairment. Additionally, these injuries may develop slowly over long periods of time or even instantly.
A rotator cuff tear or impingement in the shoulder may require surgery, physical therapy and other medical treatment plans to help the injured worker recover and ultimately resume his or her duties at work.
Knee Injuries Caused by Construction Accidents
The knee is recognized as the largest joint in the body and consists of tendons, ligaments, cartilage, and bones. Due to its anatomy, the complex joint is one of the most easily injured body parts. In the construction industry, workers may suffer ligament tears, sprains, dislocations or fractures. Although most knee injuries can be successfully treated with measures such as surgery, bracing and rehabilitation exercises, serious accidents can cause complete impairment. Losing the ability to work can increase the financial burdens on the injured worker.
North Carolina Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorneys from Cardinal Law Partners have years of experience representing clients in Workers’ Compensation cases. We have appeared before the North Carolina Industrial Commission on multiple occasions to help recover damages on behalf of our clients.
If you or a loved one has any inquiries about construction injuries, as well as the types of damages that can be recovered, do not hesitate to reach out to Cardinal Law Partners’ Workers’ Comp attorneys today. Our staff is well-versed in all aspects of the North Carolina Workers’ Compensation Act and can guide you through your Workers’ Compensation case in North Carolina. Call 833-444-4257 to Contact us today!